Historic Sites in St. Thomas

Historic Sites in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

St. Thomas Historic Sites

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  • MEHEL3
    Fayetteville, NC654 contributions
    Our visit was 1 May 2022. The steps are located in front of Blackbeard’s Castle. So we walked down and back up the steps. I did could 99 but two steps are double so they could be considered two steps. You get to see the homes in the area and all the beautiful flowers along the way.
    Written 12 June 2022
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  • MEHEL3
    Fayetteville, NC654 contributions
    During our trip 28 April - 3 May 2022, this site was where Carnival activities were. Did not get the opportunity to go inside but it is a huge building. Kept up pretty nice compared to some other old sites in the area.
    Written 12 June 2022
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  • MEHEL3
    Fayetteville, NC654 contributions
    Our visit was 1 May 2022. The 99 steps are located in front of it. You can not get into it because of the hurricane damage from 2017. So it is closed but you can still see it. You can get some nice views from this point of different areas of island. Not much to say after that.
    Written 12 June 2022
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  • TennisStar602
    Florida431 contributions
    I saw a few people gathered in this area, but there was not much to it. I would like to have seen what this area was like before the pandemic
    Written 28 June 2021
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  • Colleen C
    Independence, KS58 contributions
    This building is worth a visit when in St. Thomas. The pulpit is very unusual. The church welcomes tourists and the architecture is interesting.
    Written 11 February 2020
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  • Steven T
    Hudson River Valley, NY217 contributions
    Visitors are welcome for Sunday service. The church was open through the week as well. Around 80 were in attendance the Sunday we visited. It was a "light" 60 minute service in a beautiful light-filled, breezy sanctuary. Worth a visit for everyone needing a bit of reflection amidst the shopping, eating and sight-seeing of Charlotte Amalie.
    Written 1 February 2020
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  • StThomasGuy
    St. Thomas231 contributions
    Make sure you sign up for the tour (given on Thursday evenings) or you won't be able to visit the top. Our guide was disorganized (to say the least) but it was an informative visit, and gave some insight into the history of the area. Takes about an hour. Have $5 drinks and appetizers at Room With A View afterwards. If you visit without touring there is nothing to see.
    Written 13 August 2015
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  • Mike O
    Las Vegas, NV4,110 contributions
    We just happen to stumble upon the Government House on accident while looking for 99 Steps. I love the bright red guard shack outside. Our wives sat in the little courtyard just below the main building, and waited for my friend and I to explore a little bit.
    Written 16 November 2018
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  • Attention scuba divers! If you haven't made a trek down to the U.S. Virgin Islands then I suggest you start looking for cheap airfare (and hopefully you are on the east coast where it's a more affordable flight then from Arizona). Once you have your travel arrangements all set for St. Thomas, USVI and you land on that little 12 mile paradise, head for Blue Island Divers and tell Aitch that I said "hi". This is an excellent dive operator and they offer first class service at budget rates. Now, you've arrived on island and contacted Aitch, you are ready to go dive the WIT Shoal. This magnificant wreck sits completely upright in almost pristene condition. It's only been down since the 1980s so there is great coral growth and little structural deteriation. The wreck lies in 80-40 feet of water and offers great visibility and two large resident barracudas. If you're lucky, you will also see some very large southern stingrays (I caught sight of a 5 footer last time). And don't miss the Mac computer in the crew's quarters. Have fun and dive safe.
    Written 14 August 2001
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  • LovelyHWW
    Hoover, AL8 contributions
    Not recommended for tourist w/o a local guide can be extremely dangerous. Interesting historical buildings. Very small 1 and 2 way streets.
    Written 12 July 2017
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  • Pete D
    St. Thomas52 contributions
    A bit off the beaten path in town. Religious education (school) through grade 12 and a pretty church.
    Written 1 April 2013
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  • let's travel now
    Derby, UK881 contributions
    Known as one of the Leeward islands, St Thomas is an island we have visited many times over the last 15 years.

    The house is nestled on the peaks of St Thomas and was originally part of the 150 acre Plantation St Peter. We saw the great west indian architecture of the house and had an excellent view of Magens Bay, a must see while you are on St Thomas.
    Written 26 April 2018
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  • rayje
    New York City, NY9 contributions
    This was a nice break from all of the jewelry shops on Main Street! The two guys who were working in the Del Sol shop the day we visited were relaxed, courteous, helpful without being pushy -- very cool. I purchased two color-changing souvenir t-shirts even though I had no intention of doing anything of the kind when I walked in! A welcome experience I will stop here again the next time I visit the island.
    Written 23 January 2013
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  • Frank-in-MI
    Midland, MI191 contributions
    Just across the street from the Fort you will find the USVI Legislature Building. We were not allowed inside but did walk the grounds and admired the architecture.
    Written 11 October 2018
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  • FlaHarlock
    Tavares, FL4,812 contributions
    Built in 1841, Grand Hotel is an excellent example of 19th century architecture. Nicely restored but no longer a hotel. Now called Grand Galleria and contains a visitor center, shops, and restaurants. Beautiful courtyard is not to be missed. Great place to shop in the heart of Charlotte Amalie. Definitely worth a visit.
    Written 5 June 2016
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